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Joan L Barrett

February 28, 1949 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 71)

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Joan Lillian Barrett, 71, of Colonia, NJ entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at JFK Medical Center Edison, NJ. 

Born Joan Ferraro to Anthony and Lillian Ferraro on February 28, 1949 in Brooklyn, NY, she resided in Queens NY, Somerset NJ and Colonia NJ.   Joan received her BA from St. John’s University, New York.   She enjoyed a long and varied career, she retired from Ferrero-Roche, USA, Somerset NJ, as Human Resource Manager in 2014.  Joan enjoyed spending time with her family, her holiday celebrations are legendary.  She was incredibly talented, crocheting baby gifts and creating décor and clothing for many occasions, including family and community events.   She loved to spend time outdoors working in her garden or hiking at locations in many states.  Joan loved to travel especially spending time at Disney Resorts.  She was an honorary member of the Woodbridge Township Ambulance & Rescue Squad.  She is a communicant of St. Cecelia’s Roman Catholic Church in Iselin, New Jersey.

Joan was the loving wife of Edward F. Barrett.  She was a devoted and loving mother to Russell Mackay and his wife, Jennifer of Georgia, Christopher Mackey and his wife Brenda of New York, Kenneth Mackey and his wife Marybel of New York, Edward Barrett and his wife JoyAnne of Colonia, New Jersey and Lauren Barrett of Delran, New Jersey.  She is also survived by her sister Patti Ann of Staten Island, New York and brother Alfred Ferraro of Florida.  She is the cherished grandmother of Mariant, Marco, Chastity, Kane, Dylan Mackey and Veronica and Xander Barrett. She is predeceased by her parents, Anthony and Lillian Ferraro, and her brothers Anthony and Robert Ferraro.  Joan is also survived by her loving golden retriever, Abby. 

We know that many people would like to send floral memorials but Joan’s wishes are that donations are made to help the community by donating to  Woodbridge Township Ambulance & Rescue Squad 77 Queens Rd, Iselin, NJ 08830 or donations can be made at http://Woodbridge-ems.net.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the calling hours at the Gosselin Funeral Home, 660 New Dover Rd. Edison, New Jersey, on Friday October 16, 2020 from 4 to 8 p.m.  Funeral Mass 10:00am Saturday October 17, 2020 will be held at St. Cecelia’s RC Church 45 Wilus Way, Iselin, NJ 08830. Entombment will follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia.

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October 16, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gosselin Funeral Home
660 New Dover Road
Edison, New Jersey 08820

Funeral Mass
October 17, 2020

10:00 AM
St Cecelia RC Church (Iselin)

October 17, 2020

11:15 AM
St Gertrude Cemetery (Inman Avenue)

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